In Vitro Implementation of a Stack Data Structure Based on DNA Strand Displacement

  • Harold Fellermann
  • Annunziata Lopiccolo
  • Jerzy Kozyra
  • Natalio Krasnogor
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9726)

Abstract

We present an implementation of an in vitro signal recorder based on DNA assembly and strand displacement. The signal recorder implements a stack data structure in which both data as well as operators are represented by single stranded DNA “bricks”. The stack grows by adding push and write bricks and shrinks in last-in-first-out manner by adding pop and read bricks. We report the design of the signal recorder and its mode of operations and give experimental results from capillary electrophoresis as well as transmission electron microscopy that demonstrate the capability of the device to store and later release several successive signals. We conclude by discussing potential future improvements of our current results.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold Fellermann
    • 1
  • Annunziata Lopiccolo
    • 1
  • Jerzy Kozyra
    • 1
  • Natalio Krasnogor
    • 1
  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex Biosystems Research Group, School of ComputingNewcastle UniversityNewcastle-upon-TyneUK

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